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Mattie Rogers 🍰  Team USA Weightlifting (69kg)πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 21. FL.🌴🎢 #OlympicDreams "You must sacrifice yourself in order to achieve greatness"

A day #friday

So this wasn't something I was going to post, but I've been getting a lot of questions about the mental aspect of Weightlifting & sports in general. "I'm strong I don't need to think anything I just pull the bar". "If I just get real jacked up I'll make it whatever". There's a difference between THINKING you will make a lift, goal, shot, hit, pass, etc and KNOWING you're going to make it. It is something I preach to my kiddies I work with (not that they believe me... yet) and I very strongly believe in the power of your mind. It doesn't matter if you've done something 1000 times or you've never attempted it, if you approach it with the mindset of "this is happening regardless" without a single shred of doubt, your chances of success shoot way up. VISUALIZE. "See it" happen WITHOUT FAIL multiple times before you even attempt it. -
Before Pan Ams, I was not able to lift for the 3 weeks prior due to a back injury. Could barely drive, couldn't really breathe, had a nice hospital time, couldn't even really get this pvc pipe over my head. But every day (or night before bed), I went through the motions of what I would have done in training. Some were "heavy lifts" in my head, some were on the comp platform, some were technical movements. I did not touch a snatch or clean and jerk until 3 days before I left. But I knew if I could just get my body to heal in time, it would be possible to compete.-
I'm sure many of you have read the studies on visualization in sports, but for those of you who haven't, this is a prime example. DO NOT NEGLECT THE MENTAL ASPECT OF TRAINING. I'm not saying you can "think" yourself to a medal without training your body, but do I honestly believe I would have been able to hit 99% of my best ever total without doing this? Hell no. Training your brain is just as important as training your body in ANY sport. Mental fortitude & confidence in your skill are things that take A LOT OF WORK. Combine the two and you have now added a major game changer to your performance. Being able to approach the bar in competition with a settled mind and a primed body is a wonderful thing. That's when it becomes FUN. I hope this helps, happy brain training πŸ––πŸ½

3's, 2's and 1's of this nasty Lil complex up to 110kg/242lbs πŸ™ƒ

I can't drown my demons, they know how to swim. -
150kg/330lbs x 7 (and a half) cause Monday morning told me to πŸ–•πŸΌ off apparently. Volume squat struggle starting off nice and early this week, ok let's ride 🀘🏽(first half obviously sped up)

Passionately. Relentlessly.


Last set of (not quite) 8 after 10's and 8's at 130kg/286lbs feat. Some struggle noises I didn't even know I could make. Squats and I didn't really get along that well this week, but happy to at least be breaking into the 8's rather than all 10's Β―\_(ツ)_/Β― #EarnedNotGiven

4's, 3's and a bunch of doubles at 95kg/209lbs from mid blocks for second sesh today. Feelin a little slow & sluggish today, but definitely starting to feel the effects of all this volume on my overall strength! #ScienceIsCool

Power C+J 4's and 3's (aka cardio) felt pretty g000000d today, so of course "Should I get really lit and just go up for my last set????" happened. And of course the answer was "yeah fuck it" from Camargs. Triples up to 105kg/231lbs plus a bonus UNO MAS clean that was most definitely not a power πŸ™ƒ

Took a week or so post Pan Ams to be a little more relaxed in my usual diet (aka feast & eat whatever I want. "A little more relaxed" lololololol), but I'm starting to dial things back in. Eating everything within reach is cool, but feeling good is even c000ler 🌚 I generally follow things pretty strictly, but hey a Lil snack here and there or some wine or some roast beef, some chicken, a pizza won't kill ya. Find your balance between eating well & not being so strict that you're miserable! If you can afford to relax a little in your comp prep or ya just wanna #treatyoself, you can and still keep the rest of your day on track. Because we all know that realistically, no one stays on track 100% of the time. Fuel your body for how you want it to perform. The better you eat, the better you feel, the better you recover, the better you perform, simple as that. Science is freakin tight. I'm still a good while out from my next competition, but back to following @rpstrength with maybe a few goodies here & there Β―\_(ツ)_/Β― "MATTIE10" gets you πŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ off templates! #ScienceIsStronger #rpstrength #IfUDontGetSpongeBobReference #PlsLeave

It is Wednesday my dudes. -
120kg/264lbs for last set of 10
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Last set of 4's and 3's. 115kg/253lbs x 3 x ow

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